Daily Devotion  Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Finding grace

When Adam and Eve disobeyed the word of God, sin and death entered into the world and spread to every person. Every person born after the fall has ‘another law’ within them. The apostle Paul described this ‘other law’ as a principle of evil that is in our flesh. It is a person’s innate and subconscious desire to preserve their own life and to determine what their life should be like. It is fundamentally self-centred.

Having been separated from the fellowship and life of God, and now living according to the motivations of their own law, mankind degenerated to a state of great wickedness. The Scriptures record that ‘every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually’. Because of the wickedness of mankind, God repented that He made them. However, one man, named Noah, found grace, through faith, for himself and his family. He escaped the flood of judgement that destroyed the whole human race.

We are all here today because we are descendants of Noah and survived the destruction of every living thing because of his faith. Even though mankind has had a reprieve on account of Noah, we are still under judgement and condemnation for our own sin and wickedness. In our natural condition, we are dead to God and alienated from His life because of our wicked works. Since the flood, only those who live by faith and are introduced to the grace that Noah found, can be saved from the destruction of this present creation. Through the offering of Christ on the cross, we, who were otherwise dead in sin, were made alive, and were reconciled to God. We are reconciled to God and able to be born from above when we believe and receive the word of hope, which is the gospel that is preached to us.
References :  
Rom 5:8-10, 12 Rom 7:21 Eph 2:5 Rom 10:14-15
Daily Proverb : Further Study :
Genesis 6 Proverbs 28

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